Rural Community Builder Name: Kristi Albertson

Community: Lake County, OR

Role: Coalition co-chair, advocate for SDOH and grant writer

What is one word or phrase that describes this person as an RCB: Steadfast and calm within the storm

Recognized by: Francie Winters

Tell us a bit about what you appreciate about them as an RCB: Kristi’s continual dedication to “upstream” issues and Social Determinants of Health even in the face of opposition and lack of understanding by vocal members of the community is inspiring. She is always strategizing on how to bring more resources to Lake County and works tirelessly to do so. She recognizes the path forward and works to gather the network that can make things happen, understanding that change doesn’t happen by the efforts of one person alone but by all of us working together. And she does this all with grace and poise.